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Celebrate National Newspaper Week next week

This year marks the 74th annual National Newspaper Week (NNW), which will take place October 5-11, 2014. The theme for 2014 is Newspapers: The Foundation of Vibrant Communities. The weeklong initiative celebrates the importance of daily and community newspapers in communities large and small across the country.

On Saturday, October 11, newspapers will also take time to recognize the hardworking individuals who help deliver the news door to door on Newspaper Carrier Day.

CJF J-Talk: Glenn Greenwald in conversation with
 David Walmsley

Open source hero or every government's worst nightmare? Glenn Greenwald has championed making secret documents part of the daily news. Working with Edward Snowden to publish NSA secrets, Greenwald is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, lawyer and co-founding editor of The Intercept.

He speaks with David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail about power, secrecy and journalism's role in an era of digital openness. The discussion will take place in Toronto on October 21 and is part of the CJF J-Talks series, exploring issues and challenges shaping journalism.

Fall webinar series goes inside the Winners’ Circle

The Fall 2014 webinar series gets underway on October 9! Register now to take advantage of these cost-effective training opportunities for yourself and your staff. Using the theme of the Winners’ Circle, this series features presentations from some of the best newspapers in the country. Attendees will get an inside look at award-winning editorial works, multimedia features, newspaper promotions, and more—and find out what it took to get the job done.

Celebrate National Newspaper Week on October 5-11

Help support the industry and honour the important role newspapers play in communities across the country by celebrating National Newspaper Week (NNW) on October 5-11. Canadian publications of all sizes are encouraged to recognize this week-long initiative by running commemorative ads and publishing editorial materials that touch on this year’s theme, Newspapers: The Foundation of Vibrant Communities.

NNW also includes Newspaper Carrier Day, which will take place on Saturday, October 11. This special day is designed to honour the hard-working individuals who make a vital contribution to the industry.

Journalists for Human Rights hosts gala in Toronto on September 25

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) hosts a special fundraising gala dinner event in Toronto on September 25 to support human rights journalism in Canada. Every dollar raised at the JHR Night for Rights event will go towards JHR’s life-changing journalism training in Africa, the Middle East and Northern Ontario.

CJF J-Talk: Native Advertising: Journalism's Saviour or Sellout?

The Canadian Journalism Foundation kicks off a new season of its J-Talk discussion series with a special presentation in Toronto on October 2 titled Native Advertising: Journalism's Saviour or Sellout? Whatever you call it—native advertising, branded content or custom content—'advertorials' are controversial, yet news organizations see them as the latest and best business strategy.

CJF tackles the financial opportunities and ethical challenges surrounding sponsored content at this upcoming panel discussion with speakers Scott White, vice-president of content strategy and business development at Postmedia Network, Jill Borra, executive editor at The Globe and Mail, and Cathrin Bradbury, newly appointed editor in chief for Metro English Canada. The talk will be moderated by Ivor Shapiro, chair of the School of Journalism and associate professor specializing in journalism ethics at Ryerson University.

Canadian Right to Know Week is just around the corner

Newspapers and non-governments organizations across the country will celebrate Canadian Right to Know Week on September 22 to 28. Approximately 40 countries around the world recognize the annual initiative as a way to raise awareness about freedom of expression and the right to access government information. On Friday, September 26, the Canadian Association of Journalists will host FOI Friday in Ottawa. The moderated discussion panel with the Information Commissioner of Canada will cover trends, topics and current issues related to Access to Information in Canada, as well as the role that the Commissioner plays in ensuring freedom of information and transparency in Canada.

Reminder: National Newspaper Week and Carrier Day ads and logos now available

Newspapers Canada is pleased to provide members with free ads to use in their publications to help promote National Newspaper Week and Newspaper Carrier Day. The 74th annual National Newspaper Week will take place on October 5-11, 2014. The theme for this year’s event is “Newspapers: The Foundation of Vibrant Communities.”

Ads in both French and English, along with logos and other related materials, can be found on the Newspapers Canada website at

National Newspaper Week is October 5-11

From October 5-11, newspapers across North America will celebrate the 74th annual National Newspaper Week. This year’s theme Newspapers: The Foundation of Vibrant Communities reinforces the integral part newspapers play in communities large and small. And on Saturday, October 11, publications will recognize Newspaper Carrier Day to honour the men and women who make an important contribution to the industry.

Daily and community newspapers are encouraged to highlight the enduring strength of the industry during this weeklong celebration.

Celebrate Right to Know Week on September 22-28

The right of access to information is an important human right and is essential for transparent and accountable governance. This month, over 60 non-governmental organizations from around the world will celebrate Right to Know (RTK) Week as a way to raise awareness about people’s right to access government information while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance. Canadian RTK Week will take place from September 22 to 28, 2014.

There are a number of events planned across the country in recognition of this important initiative.

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